Sports Minister Oleg Matytsin thanked the men’s volleyball team of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) for their dedication and beautiful game at the Olympic Games in Tokyo. The minister’s congratulations are given on August 7 by the press service of the department.
“I congratulate the Russian volleyball players on winning silver at the Tokyo Games. Our men’s team, after the failure at the 2016 Olympics, was again able to return to the top three strongest teams in the world, ”added Matytsin.
He noted that the team heroically turned the tide of the game and was able to fight for the gold, but “it lacked a little luck.”
Matytsin also thanked the team’s coaches and the All-Russian Volleyball Federation.
Earlier that day, the ROC men’s volleyball team won silver at the Tokyo Olympics and brought Russia the 69th medal at the Games, reported “Sport-Express”. In the final, the Russians lost to France with a score of 25:23, 25:17, 21:25, 21:25, 15:12.
On the same day, Matytsin congratulated Russian beach volleyball players Vyacheslav Krasilnikov and Oleg Stoyanovsky with silver medals at the Tokyo Olympic Games. The Russians lost to the Norwegians Anders Berntsen Mol and Christian Sandley Sorum.
The XXXII Olympic Games in Tokyo are held from July 23 to August 8. More than 11 thousand athletes from 206 countries take part in the competition, 339 sets of awards are played in 41 sports. The Russian team includes 333 athletes.